My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge

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My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge
My Game About Me logo.png
My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge logo
Developer(s) Klint Honeychurch
Publisher(s) Double Fine
Series My Comic About Me
Platform(s) Flash
Release date(s) January 9, 2008
Genre(s) Sports game parody

My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge is a free Flash sports game parody, designed by Klint Honeychurch with art by Nathan Stapley. The game was published by Double Fine Productions, and is playable on their website.

Like the webcomic it was based on, My Comic About Me, the game is centered around the semi-fictional life of Nathan Stapley. The game also features characters and locations from the comic.

Gameplay[edit]

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The game is a parody of sports games. The game consists of three mini-games, where the goal is to earn "Olympic" medals (gold, silver, copper, and platinum). The mini-games consist of eating, sleeping, and surfing while avoiding obstacles.

Along with Nathan, there are multiple characters to choose from, as well as characters that can be unlocked. In the eating and surfing mini-games, the player character is controlled via the arrow keys on the keyboard. In the surfing mini-game, the player must keep various objects from waking the chosen character from his sleep by clicking on the objects with the mouse.

Soundtrack[edit]

Like Double Fine's other flash games, the game's soundtrack was created to mimic sound chips from the 1990s. The soundtrack of the game was composed by Razmig Mavlian. It was released as an online compilation, along with the music from Double Fine's other flash games, Tasha's Game and Host Master and the Conquest of Humor, and bonus tracks consisting of 1990's sound chip renditions of Psychonauts songs.[1] The Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack compilation was released on iTunes[2][3] and eMusic.[1]

Reception[edit]

Due to its association with Double Fine Productions, My Game About Me: Olympic Challenge received more attention than usual for a free online flash game. It was covered by Joystiq[4] and Eurogamer.[5] Eurogamer described it as an "exciting mini-game".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack Contains All Your Flash Favorites". The International House of Mojo. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Double Fine Action Arcade Soundtrack collects Flash game hits". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Double Fine Action Arcade Compiles Developer's Flash Game Soundtracks". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Double Fine drops new mini-game 'My Game About Me'". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Exciting mini-game from Double Fine". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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